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Overview

Litigating employment disputes, Ben also counsels on labor and employment issues for private and public employers.

Ben defends and guides employers on a wide array of workplace matters. An experienced litigator, Ben successfully represents clients in state and federal courtrooms and in arbitration hearings involving complex issues such as:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Termination
  • Compensation
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Safety

He also helps management navigate the requirements of collective bargaining agreements. Ben represents management at the bargaining table, at arbitration and before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Clients rely on Ben’s advice on day-to-day employment issues as they arise. He provides presentations and training for companies on discrimination, harassment and other labor-related topics. In addition, Ben offers consultation on company policies and assists with the preparation, revision and updating of employee handbooks.


Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Employee Litigation: Defense, Rising Star, 2014-2019

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • summa cum laude
  • B.A., Northwest Missouri State University
    • Dean’s list
    • Baseball team

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Clay County Bar Association
Outside the Office

Ben coaches his children’s sports teams – baseball, basketball and flag football – throughout the year. He and his wife also enjoy family trips to Branson, Missouri. A fan of the great outdoors, Ben enjoys hunting and fishing. He is also a die-hard fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Royals and Missouri Tigers.

Community Leadership
  • Youth baseball and basketball coach
  • Liberty Christian Fellowship